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Spring clean in style with our round-up of the smartest utility essentials on the high street

We believe that just because something is nice to look at, it doesn’t mean it can’t work well. You might have heard of the word ‘beautility’ and yep, you’ve guessed it, it is a mash-up of the two words ‘beauty’ and ‘utility’. Why should everyday household items be hidden away, especially if they can turn the everyday into something more beautiful? Some of our favourite stores have brought out some fantastic utility ware collections. Let’s take a peek…

Step into spring and get your utility room ship shape

Laura Ashley’s collection starts at £18 for an enamel washing up caddy. Other items include enamel storage, simple linen tea towels and beautiful wooden brushes.

Everything in its rightful place

Get your spring clean off to an organized start with Garden Trading’s simple storage solutions. Utility crates start at £58 for a set of 2, dust pan and brush with beech handle, £22, ironing board and cover set, £110, shoe shine trug, £25.

and keep tabs on useful items with these fun storage jars, £8.50 each, also Garden Trading.

Too cool to clean

The Croft Collection from John Lewis is about craftmanship and quailty and includes this super-smart range of utility pieces that, even if you don’t love cleaning, are hard to resist. Our favourite pick? The gorgeous wooden handle feather duster, £35. Other items include linen aprons, £20, a metal hook rack, £20, broom, £30.

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